Rahul Bhattacharya: Follow Scrum team progress with the Agile Fluency Model

In this episode, we review 5 different aspects that Rahul follows with each team he works with. From how the team delivers each Sprint, to the interaction with the Product Owner, we discuss different aspects that Scrum Masters should pay attention to.

In this episode, we also refer to the Agile Maturity Model. There are several maturity models you can follow, I’d recommend starting with the Agile Fluency Model by Diana Larsen and James Shore, which has been introduced here on the podcast.

Featured Retrospective Format of the Week: Radar chart for team self-evaluation

There are many different exercises for teams to run a self-evaluation exercise. The Radar chart helps the team choose several (typically 5-7) items they want to follow-up on, and evaluate themselves in each topic. If you collect similar charts over time, you will have a graphical representation of how the team has evolved in those core skills or aspect.

About Rahul Bhattacharya

Rahul Bhattacharya is currently working as an Agile Coach at trivago. He is responsible for optimizing the ways of working within the organization, coaching others on best practices while simultaneously guiding teams working on different products. Rahul is passionate about constant learning through experimentation and feedback.

He is also the host of a podcast about Agile, called the Agile Atelier.

You can link with Rahul Bhattacharya on LinkedIn and connect with Rahul Bhattacharya on Twitter.

3 thoughts on “Rahul Bhattacharya: Follow Scrum team progress with the Agile Fluency Model”

  1. I was disappointed the title of the podcast episode doesn’t match the content at all. There is being talked about maturity models, nothing is said about using Agile Fluency model to measure team progress.
    The part about the Retro was interesting though.

    In the supporting text Agile Fluency it referred to as a maturity model.
    This is exactly what it is not and it shouldn’t be used as such.
    It’s meant to diagnose if you are one the right track towards meeting the goal that is set for the team and find points that should be invested in to get there.

    1. Hey Sanne,

      No worries. In the episode, we do talk briefly about fluency model, which is something that has been discussed here on the podcast. The show notes also link to the interview with James Shore and Diana Larsen for those that want to know more.

      Cheers,
      Vasco.

      1. Hey Vasco,

        Thanks for your reply.
        I listened to the podcast again, and heard you were referring to the agile maturity model and figured you meant Agile Fluency model. That is where I misunderstood the title.

        You refer to it as an agile maturity model, which Agile Fluency model explicitly is not. As a maturity model implies that the last level is the best level.

        In my opinion the big benefit of the Agile Fluency model is that it isn’t a maturity model.
        The survey is indeed a great measurement tool that shows your progress towards your goal.

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